Echo (Alexa) User Forums

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 10
1
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Echo and Group Names Problem
« Last post by rderkis on February 23, 2018, 11:06:59 pm »
Group Name -> "Bedroom"
Wemo Device Name-> "Bedroom Light"
Echo Device Name-> "Bedroom Echo Dot"
*No quote marks of course

Said "Echo turn on the light" -> Response "Sorry I did not find light"
Said "Echo turn on the lights" -> Response "Sorry I did not find lights"
Said "Echo Turn off the bedroom light" -> Response "OK" -> Worked

Hmm the above should work.
You are sure you put the correct dot in that group, were talking to that dot (only), and the group shows as "alexa-enabled" in the app?
Also, what happens if you say "echo, turn on bedroom"?

The reason it did not work was because you did not tell me to change the type of device to light (with a light bulb icon). Most device when you set them up defaults to a light but wemo does not.
2
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Lights off problem
« Last post by k9kids on February 23, 2018, 11:00:58 pm »
Have to agree about Insteon mentioned above.

None of my lights come on after a power outage. They're either fluorescent or incandescent bulbs though. ;D
3
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Echo and Group Names Problem
« Last post by rderkis on February 23, 2018, 10:58:47 pm »
A work-around it to give each room a different wake word. There are four available.

I learned how to do it.
just make a group with the room's alexa dot in it and the rooms light/switch/plug you want to control.
Then make sure the icon of the light/switch/plug is a light bulb! You must tell alexa it is a light by using that light bulb's icon(found under type on device)

Plus by making a group called
4
Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Adding additional Insteon Hub
« Last post by stusviews on February 23, 2018, 09:20:57 pm »
You can add a 2nd house to the 2245 Hub, but not to the older 2242
5
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Echo and Group Names Problem
« Last post by stusviews on February 23, 2018, 09:11:53 pm »
A work-around it to give each room a different wake word. There are four available.
6
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Lights off problem
« Last post by stusviews on February 23, 2018, 09:04:00 pm »
That doesn't happen with Insteon products, not even Insteon LED bulbs.
7
Echo Tips & Tricks / Re: Interesting IndieGoGo project...
« Last post by jwlv on February 23, 2018, 07:27:02 pm »
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm just gonna say I will not support that project.
8
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Lights off problem
« Last post by renegade600 on February 23, 2018, 07:07:14 pm »
I know what you mean, the house is lit up like a christmas tree.  as far as I know there really is nothing you can do about it.  I have three different brands of bulbs and they all do the same - had to setup a group for all the bulbs so I can turn them all off at once.   the way I have it set up when away, I have a drop cam which will email me when power goes off by saying not connected.  once I get the email, I can check with the camera (when I assume the power is back on) and see if the lights are on in the rooms where the cameras are located.  then I can turn them off. 
9
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Mystery Beep - Driving me crazy!
« Last post by Laurel on February 23, 2018, 06:50:20 pm »
Our devices i.e. Show Echo, and Tap do not beep with notifications.  Only a flashing light ring.
10
Amazon Echo Discussion / Lights off problem
« Last post by manuel22z on February 23, 2018, 06:38:26 pm »
when the electricity goes out, the lights come on and remain permanently on, although when I leave the house I leave them off and in many countries there are electric power cuts, almost daily, this is a big problem that the lights do not remember when you I leave it off and if you go on a trip many days and there is a power cut when you return, the lights will be all on.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 10